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Shine Lawyers has expert motor vehicle accident lawyers who can guide you through the legal process and assist you with your compensation claim, even if you are without compensation and not at fault. Whether you have suffered whiplash, spinal injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, head injuries, brain injuries, fatal injuries, pedestrian compensation or other serious injuries, compensation may be available to help you get back on your feet following an accident.
With our commitment to customer service and our No Win No Fee guarantee, you can feel confident that you’re in safe hands.
Do I have a motor vehicle accident compensation claim?
If you have also suffered a loss of income, you may also have a claim.
For Victorian residents, compensation may be available by making a Transport Accident Commission (TAC) insurance claim. The TAC is the Victorian Government’s compulsory third-party insurer. TAC covers most motor vehicle accidents.
The TAC is a ‘no-fault’ scheme which means they pay the compensation regardless of who caused the accident.
You may also be able to claim a lump sum impairment payment, no matter whose fault it was. Up to $313,540 is available as a lump sum.
For those located in other states, compensation is still very much available, so it's best you seek legal help for your injuries as soon as possible. Injuries such as whiplash can require extensive rehabilitation and the impacts can affect every aspect of your life. Sometimes a compensation claim is the only way to get enough money so that you can move on and get back on track.
Car accident claims can be quite complex in all states of Australia, but generally, if the other driver is at fault for the accident then you might be able to claim for your injuries. In some instances even if the accident was your fault, then there may be avenues to compensation as well.
It’s best to talk to one of our car accident lawyers, who can quickly establish if you have a claim for compensation. We’ll explain what you might be able to claim and make the process quick and easy.
Our experts will explain what you might be able to claim and we’ll make the process easy. We know you want to get on with it and regain control of your life so we’ll look after everything for you.
Different states, different rules
With motor vehicle accident law, different rules apply depending on the state in which you bring your claim. To find out more information on TAC Claims in Victoria, click here.
If you are based in New South Wales, click here for find out more about motor vehicle accident compensation specific to you.
What can I claim motor vehicle accident compensation for?
After an accident it can be hard to know the extent to which your injuries will have an effect on your life. Sometimes it can feel like you’re spiralling out of control and your world has been turned upside down by what’s happened.
With our years of expertise in bringing about successful accident claims, we know the best way to claim for both your immediate and future pain and suffering and any income loss you have suffered now, or will suffer in the future.
Some examples of what you can claim are listed below:
- Hospital and medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
It’s important to note that everyone’s case is different and you may have many more things you can claim for in addition to the above. Our car accident lawyers can let you know the full extent to what you can claim after we know your particular situation.
How much motor vehicle accident compensation can I claim?
How much you can claim is based on your injuries, age, loss of earnings, care both now and in the future, out-of-pocket expenses and possible future expenses such as surgery.
Once your injuries have stabilised, we help you get expert medical evidence to assess what your injuries mean for your future work and life.
We work with you to help you gather enough evidence to ensure you get the outcome you need.
The motor vehicle compensation amount or payout is usually determined by;
- How bad your injuries are
- Your age
- How much you have lost and will lose in wages
- How much care you need
- How much money you have paid and will have to pay out of your own pocket.
As one of the leading personal injury law firms in Australia, we’ve settled many claims on behalf of clients following a car or vehicle accident. Generally these types of claims can deliver compensation amounting to many thousands of dollars.
Contact one of our accident claim experts to get a better idea of how much you can expect to claim.
What is the motor vehicle accident claims process?
Every motor vehicle claim for compensation is different. However, the video below provides a simple guide to the claims process with Shine Lawyers and how you can access compensation following your motor vehicle accident:
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Common questions about Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
There are generally three things you need to prove to receive compensation:
- You have suffered a serious injury
- The accident was caused, at least in part, by another person
- You’ve suffered loss and injury as a result.
For a claim to be successful it’s important that we start our investigation as soon as possible. You should contact us straight after an accident so we can make sure we can get you to best possible outcome.
In most cases, it’s the insurance company of the driver who caused that accident that pays compensation, not the driver themselves. The driver won’t pay out of their own pocket so they won’t have to find lawyers to help them.
For Victorian residents, the TAC (as the insurer) pays the compensation to you. This money comes out of the annual car registration fees, which we all pay as motorists.
Our car accident lawyers are more than happy to go through this with you in person or over the phone at a time of your convenience if it’s something you are concerned about.
It’s important to seek legal help as soon as possible after an injury from a car or motor vehicle accident. Time is important in claiming and if you leave it too long, it may be too late.
How long your claim will take will depend on your injuries – how complicated they are and the treatment you’ll need.
Strict time limits apply before lodging a motor vehicle accident claim. Please contact Shine Lawyers for further information regarding your entitlements and your eligibility claim.
Our expert motor vehicle accident lawyers can look after everything, making sure deadlines aren’t missed and that you get the compensation you need to get back on track.
One of the best things about having our legal experts handle your accident claim is that you won’t pay our legal fees, unless we win your case at the end.
We offer a No Win No Fee guarantee for all motor vehicle accident claims. It’s that easy. There’s no catch.
We stake our reputation on bringing justice to those who have been wronged, from all walks of life, no matter their financial situation. We have the clout to take on the big insurance companies and we can get you the compensation you need.
Call or contact us today.
The legal costs themselves will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim.
It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. Doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.
Most people making motor vehicle compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
Where you are located isn’t necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a lawyer. We’re experts when it comes to motor vehicle related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
It doesn’t matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office – we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Shine Lawyers are expert motor vehicle lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need following your injury on the road. Click on the link below for more information about how Shine Lawyers can help you today.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Shine Lawyers are one of the biggest motor vehicle injury litigation firms in Australia and have the experience and nous to go up against the big insurance companies and get you the result you are looking for.
At Shine Lawyers you will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat and who understand that explaining things in plain English to you is important.
We provide all of our motor vehicle legal services on a No Win No Fee Guarantee, which means you won’t have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.
Hear from some of our clients below who have been through the legal process with us.
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